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Jul 31, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher , a Republican, on Thursday joined his Democratic colleague, Rep. Sam Farr, in demanding the Justice Department’s inspector general investigate federal agents’ illegal use of taxpayers’ money to prosecute medical marijuana practitioners in states where the practice is legal.
Jul 29, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher this week introduced legislation authorizing President Obama to detain non-diplomatic Iranian government officials until three, possibly four, Americans currently held hostage in Iran are released. The bill, HR 3259, came as the administration tried to sell its nuclear deal with the Islamic regime to Congress in several visits to Capitol Hill. Three Americans... Read More
Jul 22, 2015 News
“Last week the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group, released a shocking video showing Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Deborah Nucatola, discussing the selling of organs from aborted fetuses. In the week since the video’s release the outrage has only mounted, a testament to Americans’ basic sensibility that – whatever the legal status of abortion in this... Read More
Jun 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — In a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, Thursday warned of a Chinese power play with the potential of “gutting [America’s] domestic semiconductor capability.” The move, according to the congressman, involves a $100 billion Chinese program to invest in and acquire U.S.-based companies and technologies. Recently Chinese acquirers executed merger... Read More
Jun 9, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Tuesday took to the House of Representatives floor to urge his colleagues to defeat HR-9, a bill purporting to reform patent litigation but which the California Republican believes will stifle American innovation and drastically harm small inventors. The measure is scheduled for a “mark-up” Thursday in the Judiciary Committee and is expected to move quickly... Read More
Jun 4, 2015 News
WASHINGTON — Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-MN,  introduced the Personal Drug Importation Fairness Act of 2015 (H.R. 2623), which gives access to safe, reasonably priced prescription drugs by allowing for the personal importation and re-importation of prescription drugs from countries with safety standards that are at least as strong as those of the United States.
Jun 4, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives Wednesday voted 242-186 to approve a provision authored by Reps. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, and Sam Farr, D-CA, that protects medical marijuana patients and providers from federal prosecution. The amendment to the FY 2016 Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations bill prohibits the federal government from using any funds to arrest or prosecute... Read More
May 21, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Thursday hailed passage by the House of Representatives of the SPACE Act of 2015, which would encourage commercial exploration of space. HR2262, or the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Act, passed by a solid vote of 284 to 133.  Republicans cast 236 of the votes favoring it with 48 Democrats also voting to approve. The bill,... Read More
Mar 27, 2015
  Watch video HERE Weed. It's become serious business. No longer stigmatized as the drug of the unambitious and basement-ridden (ok, it still has some of that stigma), it is now a dynamic political topic and, in some states and cities, a burgeoning industry. So, how did we get here? More importantly, where are we going? To answer that question, HuffPost's "Drinking & Talking" brought... Read More
Mar 25, 2015
My special satisfaction was to be in the House chamber today, when my friend Ashraf Ghani – now after years of struggle the president of Afghanistan – addressed a joint session of Congress. So begins a fresh new day in the history of U.S.-Afghan relations. Following an era of futility, in which Washington wrong-headedly backed the corrupt and ungrateful Hamid Karzai government, President Ghani... Read More